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New York boys buried in snow pile heard rescuers calling

Nine-year-old Jason Rivera, left, and Elijah Martinez, 11, appear at a news conference, Friday, Nov. 28, 2014, at Westchester Medical Center's Maria Fareri Children's Hospital in Valhalla, N.Y. The boys spent seven hours trapped in the snow the night before until an alert police officer saw a shovel half buried and started to dig. (AP Photo/Times Herald-Record, Leonard Sparks)Two boys were trapped in a snow pile for about seven hours after a plow buried them.


Fri, 28 Nov 2014 20:56:44 -0500

15 arrested as demonstrations return to Ferguson

A protester is taken into custody Friday, Nov. 28, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. Several protesters have been taken into custody during a demonstration outside the police department. Tensions escalated late Friday during an initially calm demonstration after police said protesters were illegally blocking West Florissant Avenue. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Disrupting commerce, transit and traffic became focal points for demonstrators across the country days after the announcement that a grand jury in Ferguson, Missouri declined to indict the police officer who fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown.


Sat, 29 Nov 2014 03:56:35 -0500

Christie vetoes politically charged pig crate bill

In this Oct. 27, 2014, photo, Sarah Swingle, of Charleston, S.C., with the Humane Society of the United States, stands immobilized in a human-sized "gestation crate," in front of the Statehouse, in Trenton, N.J. Swingle's demonstration was part of the society's efforts to have Gov. Chris Christie sign legislation that would require state agriculture officials to adopt regulations concerning confinement of pregnant pigs. Christie has until Monday, Dec. 1, 2014, to decide whether to sign the bill. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Republican Gov. Chris Christie has vetoed a politically charged bill that would have banned the use of certain pig cages in his state, a move many observers see as aimed at appeasing Iowa voters ahead of a potential 2016 presidential run.


Fri, 28 Nov 2014 18:48:43 -0500

St. Louis-area mall closes on Black Friday as Ferguson protests spread

A protester holds a sign outside a burning Walgreens drug store after a grand jury returned no indictment in the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MissouriBy Daniel Wallis and Edward McAllister FERGUSON, Mo. (Reuters) - Demonstrators shut down a shopping mall near Ferguson, Missouri, at the start of the holiday shopping season on Friday as protests over the killing of an unarmed black teen by a white police officer turned on some retailers around the country. After a quiet Thanksgiving Day, protesters were out in force again to vent their anger at Monday's decision by a grand jury not to indict Officer Darren Wilson in the Aug. 9 shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown in the St. Louis suburb. ...


Sat, 29 Nov 2014 02:11:30 -0500

Man shoots girlfriend, kills self in Chicago Nordstrom store

(Reuters) - A man shot his girlfriend before fatally shooting himself inside a Chicago Nordstrom on Friday, police said, sending black Friday shoppers scattering from the store. The shooting took place on the second floor of the high-end retailer around 8:30 p.m., said Chicago Police spokesman Officer Ron Gaines. The man was declared dead at the scene. The woman, who worked at the store, was taken to a nearby hospital in critical condition, Gaines added. "It was a pow and a pow," Michelle Smith, a 47-year-old shopper in the store at the time of the shooting, told the Chicago Tribune. ... Sat, 29 Nov 2014 01:43:41 -0500

Washington state woman shoots man trying to enter home: TV station

(Reuters) - A woman shot a 22-year-old man trying to barge into her home early on Thanksgiving morning in a Seattle suburb, and he may have been drinking and gone to the home by mistake, a television station reported. The 33-year-old mother of three woke to the sound of banging on her front door at about 3 a.m. on Thursday in Edmonds, a suburb north of Seattle, the station, KING 5, said. It quoted police as saying the man pushed open the door but the woman met him at the entrance and tried to shut it. Growing concerned she might lose the struggle, she shot him in the abdomen, it added. ... Sat, 29 Nov 2014 01:43:03 -0500

Cape Verde volcano threatens to destroy villages

Lava From Cape Verde Volcano Threatens to Engulf TownThe government called for an emergency meeting with U.N. officials.


Fri, 28 Nov 2014 15:22:35 -0500

'Gray Thursday' makes for smoother Friday shopping

Target shoppers wait to check out on Black Friday, Nov. 28, 2014, in South Portland, Maine. The store opened at midnight. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)Those hunting for bargains at Minnesota retailers Friday morning found that Black Friday's steady slide back into Thanksgiving Day made for smoother shopping. By sunrise Friday, it was clear that the post-Thanksgiving ...


Fri, 28 Nov 2014 16:05:38 -0500

Ray Rice wins appeal, eligible to play

Woman Asks for Ray Rice's Photo, Immediately Regrets Doing SoRay Rice has won his appeal of the NFL's disciplinary decision.


Fri, 28 Nov 2014 15:01:49 -0500

Pregnant St. Louis woman loses left eye after police officer shoots non-lethal round at car

Pregnant St. Louis Woman Loses Eye After Police Fire Non-lethal RoundA pregnant St. Louis woman lost her left eye during a violent run-in with cops earlier this week.


Fri, 28 Nov 2014 12:41:18 -0500

'Black Friday' shoppers clash in the U.K.

'Black Friday' shoppers clash in the U.K.Shoppers compete to purchase retail items on "Black Friday" at an Asda superstore in Wembley, north London November 28, 2014. Britain's high streets, malls and online sites were awash with discounts on Friday as more retailers than ever embraced U.S.-style "Black Friday" promotions, seeking to kickstart trading in the key Christmas period. In the United States the Friday following the Thanksgiving Day holiday is called Black Friday because spending usually surges and indicates the point at which American retailers begin to turn a profit for the year, or go "into the black". REUTERS/Luke MacGregor (BRITAIN - Tags: BUSINESS ANNIVERSARY)
Fri, 28 Nov 2014 11:34:38 -0500

15 arrested at demonstration in Ferguson

Ferguson protests move to retail storesProtesters interrupted holiday shopping at major retailers around the St. Louis area Friday to speak out about a grand jury's decision not to indict the police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown.


Sat, 29 Nov 2014 01:34:52 -0500

Black Friday gets a little less frenzied

Shoppers head into Target just after thei doors opened at midnight on Black Friday, Nov. 28, 2014, in South Portland, Maine. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)NEW YORK (AP) — Black Friday seemed a little less crazy this year.


Fri, 28 Nov 2014 19:56:41 -0500
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